This battle was between two very gritty novels. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson and Black and White by Paul Volponi. The students did not provide much of a write-up except a short summary of Speak which have decided to move on to the next round.
Here is what was provided.
Speak is a great story about a girl with real life problems. Her life is ruined after ne summer night when she tries to help, but ruins everyones fun in the process.
There is a lot more to this book than this, but I know the students were adamant about this book making it on. Congrats to Speak moving on to Round 3